Phillips takes Supercross World Cup title

28 September 2014 / 12:07

Liam Phillips has expressed his delight at becoming the first British man to be crowned UCI BMX Supercross World Cup champion after a dramatic finale in Chula Vista.

Phillips was leading the series going into the final event before a crash in the quarter-finals jeopardised his chances.

However, when Australia’s Anthony Dean was also involved in a collision in the semi-finals the Briton was mathematically guaranteed the crown.

In the end Phillips finished on 710 points with Dean taking second place with 610.

"Super happy to win the 2014 @UCI_BMX_SX overall title!" Phillips tweeted.

Elsewhere, fellow Brit Kyle Evans failed to make it beyond the quarter-finals and Tre Whyte took seventh spot in the semi-finals.

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